Group Launches Effort to Place Missouri Medicaid Expansion on 2020 Ballot

On Wednesday, several groups hoping to make Missouri the 37th state to expand Medicaid officially launched a campaign to put the question on the 2020 ballot. An expansion could mean coverage for an additional 200,000 Missourians under the proposal, according to Healthcare for Missouri, the campaign committee leading expansion efforts. According to the initiative petition,  which seeks to amend the Missouri Constitution, those individuals who make less than 133% of the poverty level would qualify. Expansion, which is allowed under the Affordable Care Act, would be paid for almost entirely by the federal government, with the state contributing a 10% match. Missouri lawmakers have been reluctant to expand Medicaid, saying that the program already takes up nearly one-third of the state's budget.

September 6, 2019 - 10:31am

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